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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Lyfe Jennings to headline Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Weekend

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department along with the Deerfield Beach MLK committee is excited to announce the headliner for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Picnic is, none other than R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist Lyfe Jennings.

Lyfe Jennings who was born Chester Jennings in Toledo, Ohio began singing at a young age in a Toledo church choir. He later joined a group called The Dotsons with two of his cousins and his older brother, Jay. The group separated in the early 1990s, and Jennings rediscovered music and started a music program at an Ohio prison. In 2002 he started to pursue his solo music career. He has performed at the Showtime at the Apollo, with rapper Nelly at Radio City Music Hall, at an NAACP convention and the Cafeteria. He signed with Columbia Records and released his debut album Lyfe 268-192 in August 2004.

All are welcome to come to our MLK Parade & Picnic to enjoy the free concert.

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

MLK Parade

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Battle of the Bands Competition

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Awards Ceremony

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Keynote Speaker Senator Perry E. Thurston Jr.

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Route 5

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Young Starz

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Lyfe Jennings

Above times are subject to change without advance notice.

For additional information or if you would like to participate in the parade please visit or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

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